Four people were arrested for their involvement in a fight that broke out at an Atlantic City McDonald’s around 12:30 a.m. Saturday. Footage of the chaotic scene went viral on social media, which helped police identify the suspects.
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In the footage of the fight, customers are seen yelling and throwing objects behind the McDonald’s counter. At one point, another girl, also reportedly 17, climbs onto the counter and begins pepper spraying a security guard and other employees in the face, before seeming to slip off the platform.
Tony Algarin, the security guard at the scene, told Breaking AC that this was his second day assigned to that McDonald’s location.
“I’ve never been maced before,” said Algarin, 28. “It sucked and it burned but I knew I had to finish my job.”
The group continued to cause damage to the story by throwing napkins and knocking over other items before fleeing the scene.
The owner of the restaurant, Anthony Mack told the New York Post four or five employees had been hit with pepper spray, but employees refused medical treatment at the time.
Four people were arrested, including three 17-year-old girls and 21-year-old Marcus Adderly, police said. Those involved are being charged with criminal mischief and disorderly conduct. The three girls were also charged with unlawful possession of a weapon and simple assault.